Stories about Oxford



Dance with Jones Dance Band PARIS — A dance with music by the Jones Dance Band will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturdays, Feb. 1, 8, 15 and 22, at the American Legion Hall, 12 Church St. Cost is $5. Hartford Church clothing center hours


Colby-Sawyer College dean's list

NEW LONDON, N.H. — The following local Colby-Sawyer College have been recognized for outstanding academic achievement during the 2013 fall semester. To qualify for the dean's list, students must achieve a grade-point average of 3.50 or higher on a 4.0 scale while carrying a minimum of 12 cr...


How many gambling venues are too many for Maine and New England?

Players bet more than $1 billion at Maine's two casinos last year. No wonder three more venues are pushing to get in the game. But how much is too much? 5


Inmate's death from lung cancer

The state Medical Examiner's Office said Friday that inmate Stephen Ray Gravel's death at the Maine State Prison in Warren this week was due to lung cancer. Mark Belserene, a spokesman for the chief medical examiner, said in an email that further details about the death of the 53-year-old ...


Schauffler receives BikeMaine award


Behavioral health workers gather to learn about gambling addiction

NORWAY — Treatment and support options for Mainers struggling with a gambling problem have expanded in recent years, and new state rules may help more people break away from an addiction to gambling. A handful of representatives from local social work, behavioral health and faith org...


Suspect in Greenwood camp burglaries arrested

PARIS — A Lewiston man on probation for an arson conviction in 2007 was arrested Wednesday in connection to a series of December break-ins near Furlong Pond in Greenwood.  Douglas N. Hersom, 33, is charged with burglary, theft, criminal mischief and violating the terms of h...


Sheriff's Office looks into theft of returnables

WOODSTOCK — Sheriff's deputies are looking into the possible theft of a stockpile of returnable containers worth approximately $100 from a property near North Pond. Oxford County Sheriff's Office Deputy Danielle Welch said Thursday that she was called to a residence on Camp Road...


'Beat the Blahs': Online auction to aid Oxford Hills Community Kitchen

NORWAY — The Progress Center is asking for your help and support for the “Beat the Blahs” online auction benefiting the Oxford Hills Community Kitchen as it continues to serve free meals to those in need. Bidding takes place at Auction i...



Food pantry in East Otisfield OTISFIELD — The Food Pantry will be open from 1 to 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24, at East Otisfield Free Baptist Church, Rayville Road. The pantry is open on the fourth Friday of every month. For more information, call 539-4619. ...